The University of Texas Medical Branch since 2013 has improved its ranking for quality patient care from No. 67 to No. 4 among about 100 U.S. academic medical centers.

Medical branch officials announced this week the organization had earned, for the second consecutive year, a prestigious national award for providing superior care to patients.

Kathryn Eastburn: 409-683-5257; kathryn.eastburn@galvnews.com.

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